TCA outlines plan for Weigh-In-Motion Forum


Koniditsiotis says event aims to find ways to improve on-road and in-vehicle systems

TCA outlines plan for Weigh-In-Motion Forum
Koniditsiotis says TCA wants to develop a collaborative approach through stakeholder input.

 

Transport Certification Australia (TCA) will be hosting a special event next month aimed at finding a collaborative approach to manage mass to improve road network use.

The Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Forum plans to promote the discussion and advancement of such technologies – both on-road and in-vehicle.

The Forum will be held at Brisbane’s Stamford Plaza on September 11 and 12.

TCA CEO Chris Koniditsiotis says on-road and in-vehicle systems are co-dependent and the two can be connected using new and innovative methods.

"I am seeking to develop a collaborative approach between users, government, industry and suppliers of traditional on-road WIM systems, and in-vehicle mass monitoring systems," Koniditsiotis says.

The Forum will highlight the synergies between on-road and in-vehicle systems and how data can be used to derive benefits across different stakeholder, including infrastructure design, maintenance, network management and transport uses.

There will be two-part sessions on how the two systems are co-dependent and what can be done to address issues and to develop a future roadmap.

"We are very pleased with the number of speakers who have joined the program. We have road managers from across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, plus end users of mass information all coming together to discuss these issues," he says.

"This Forum is another example of the critical role TCA plays in facilitating discussion, knowledge sharing and supporting the advancement of telematics and related intelligent technologies.

"However, it is more than just our understanding of technology, it is our ability to provide assurance in its implementation and future use."

"TCA is looking forward to the opportunity to talk and spend time with anyone interested in the use of vehicular mass to achieve their public and private policy uses."

Koniditsiotis is the president of the International Society for Weigh-In-Motion (ISWIM) – a global network of people and organisations active in the field.

Further information can be found on the TCA website.

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